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Mississippi Museum of Art and The Links, Inc. Announce Student Competition

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The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum), in partnership with The Links, Inc., Lefleur's Bluff Chapter presents How Will You Choose to Make Your World a Better Place? Medgar Evers: Honor His Life, Live His Legacy, an exhibition and online gallery of artwork and writing created by young Mississippians in response to the life and legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963).

Students grades K-12 are invited to submit works of art and writing honoring the life and legacy of Medgar Evers. A curated show of selected entries will be on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art from May 25 - July 31, 2013. All submitted works will be exhibited digitally at www.msmuseumart.org or on the Museum's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/msmuseumart). Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2013. Visit the Museum's website for submission guidelines.

During his lifetime, Medgar Evers set an example of how one person can take a stand for what he believes in and be a powerful force for change in the world. Evers sought to peacefully work for justice so that all citizens, regardless of race, might experience the same inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

About The Links, Inc., Lefleur's Bluff Chapter
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, consisting of 12,000 professional women of color in 276 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women and contributes more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually.

About the Mississippi Museum of Art
The Mississippi Museum of Art's mission is to "engage Mississippians in the visual arts." The Museum is located at 380 South Lamar Street in Jackson. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, noon to 5 PM. The Museum is closed Monday. For more information about the Mississippi Museum of Art's exhibitions, programs, and special events, please call 601-960-1515 or 1-866-VIEW ART (843-9278), or visit www.msmuseumart.org


The Mississippi Museum of Art and its programs are sponsored in part by the city of Jackson and the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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